Announcing Mark Simonson Scholarship for Legacy of Letters 2020

Learning to set metal type. Day 1 of Tipo Cibo Vino 2019.

Legacy of Letters is pleased to announce that Mark Simonson Studio, a leading font producer based in St. Paul, Minnesota has agreed to sponsor a scholarship (worth $3500) for one person to attend the Tipo Cibo Vino 2020 tour and letterpress workshop in Italy next summer. The scholarship will cover the full cost of the tour/workshop but not travel to or from Italy or meals and incidentals while there. It will be awarded to a person under the age of 30 who has shown a passionate interest in type design, typography, or the lettering arts; and who lacks the finances to study abroad. Those interested should send a short biography and up to ten samples of their work (in PDF form) to Legacy of Letters c/o by January 31, 2020.

Tipo Cibo Vino (Legacy of Letters 2019) is the first post of a day-by-day account of the first iteration of this new version of the Legacy of Letters tour/workshops that have been running intermittently since 1996. Click on it and then follow the posts to get an overview of the tour and workshop and a detailed showing of the book that the participants created.

Peter Kruty helping Janine Wong with her print. Day 3 of Tipo Cibo Vino 2019.